World Bulletin / News Desk
Exports for the month rose to $12.83 billion, which is a 7.83 percent increase from April 2016, according to the estimate. Imports also increased by 9.58 percent to $17.74 billion.
In April, the country’s total foreign trade volume soared by 8.65 percent year-on-year to reach $30.58 billion, it said.
Turkey exported goods worth $1.13 billion to Germany, its largest market; exports to the U.A.E. amounted to $1.2 billion while exports to Iraq were $857 million.
China ($1.65 billion), Germany ($1.63 billion) and Russia ($1.46 billion) were the main sources of imports.
On Friday, Turkish Statistical Institute revealed that Turkey's foreign trade deficit narrowed by 10.3 percent year-on-year in March to reach $4.5 billion.
Meanwhile, Turkish exports advanced 4 percent year-on-year to reach almost $11.9 billion in April on the back of performances by the steel, automotive, mining and jewelry sectors, the country’s main exporters’ association said on Monday.